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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1847
|Henry Clay to Adam Beatty about Polk's demand and supports Taylor for president
|29 April 1847
|Clay, Henry (1777-1852)
|Discusses President Polk's demand of all land above 26 degrees latitude, from the gulf to the Pacific Ocean. Writes that if a military candidate is necessary, he supports General Zachary Taylor for president. Beatty, of Mason County, Kentucky, had a long career as an attorney and judge. Written by Henry Clay from his estate, Ashland, in Lexington, Kentucky.
|Government and Civics Politics Election Military History Boundary or Property Dispute Latin and South America Mexican War President Land Transaction American Statesmen
|Clay, Henry (1777-1852) Beatty, Adam (1777-1858)
|Government & Politics; The Mexican War; The Presidency
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859